Thursday, April 30, 2015

Presidents Study: Herbet Hoover books and crafts

Herbert Hoover
by Paul Joseph

Herbert Hoover
by Mike Venzia

President Hoover had a hard presidency.  The Great Depression was taking place.  Although, it was not his fault, people blamed him.  There were millions of Americans out of work who lived in tents or shelters.  They were called Hoovervilles.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mystery of History Volume 3 Lessons 4-6

Lesson 4  Ivan the Great

Using chalk to draw Russian buildings!!

Lesson 5  Dias and de Gama Round the Cape of Good Hope
A Long and Uncertain Journey
by Joan Elizabeth Goodman

Who in the World Was The Forgotten Explorer?: The Story of Amerigo Vespucci

by Lorene Lambert

Lesson 6  Lorenzo the Magnificent

I had him color this picture for Sandro Botticelli.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

USA study: Nebraska

State facts:
     1. Kool-Aid was invented here by Edwin Perkins.
     2. The Rueben was invented in Omaha.
     3. Nebraska has the largest sand dunes in North America.
     4. Valentine, Nebraska sees thousands of letters come through its town to be postmarked on February 14th.

by Pam Zollman

by Julie Murray

C is for Cornhusker
by Rajean Shepherd

The Huckabuck Family
by Carl Sandburg

by Eve Bunting

Our favorite snack around here!!

Even the dog enjoys it!!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Poppins Book Nook: Farms and giveaway!!

Welcome back to another month of Poppins Book Nook!!  
Jill R. Ehm-Creator's photo.
This month was farms.  Considering we live on a farm and have done all things farm related with the boys, I took a different route with our book selection.  I ended up picking out 2 different books.

The first book was Pirates on the Farm
by Denette Fretz

This was such a touching story about a family with pirates as neighbors.  This book is full of pirates shearing sheep and harvesting corn with swords, animals walking the plank, and fish stew for their neighbors!!  Due to the damages caused by the pirates, they were asked to leave if they couldn't pay the charges.  The pirates neighbors came to the rescue and used their stash to pay the pirates debt.

We talked about being neighborly.  We talked about everyone is our neighbor.  I read him the Parable of the Sower.  

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”                ~Luke 10:25-27

Some pictures of my little man made up as a pirate.  This was from a dinner theater we did in Myrtle Beach this past February.

The next story we read was The Farmer
by Mark Ludy

This is such a touching story about a farmer we had to give up 2 of his best friends after horrible things happened in his life.  He never forgot to pray though.  God provided for his every needs.  In the end, the farmer runs to help his neighbors with a field fire.  He shows much humility when he shares his food with them so that they wouldn't starve through the winter.  By doing this, he got his cow and pig back.  We love this book!!

Make sure to check out these other fine blogs and see what they have been up to this month!

here is the plan for this years themes:

On to the giveaway!!!

Down on the Farm Bundle Giveaway! Swing your partner round and round and come on down to the farm this month with the Poppins Book Nook! Every month this group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win the Down on the Farm Bundle. The winner will enjoy two fun farm themed learning items. The two items that they will win is the Farming storybook by author Gail Gibbons and Safari Ltd Farm Babies TOOB. Let the farm themed learning fun begin!

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the PromoSimple terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {}. Just enter the PromoSimple below to win

Be sure to check out what everyone else is up to this month!!

An InLinkz Link-up


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mystery of History Volume 3 Lessons 13-15

Lesson 13 Michelangelo

by Mike Venzia

Lesson 14 Artists of the Renaissance

Pieter Bruegel
by Mike Venzia

Lesson 15 Erasmus Writes In Praise of Folly

We watched this little video on You Tube.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Erosion activity

One of the activities we did with our Answers in Genesis Earth was on erosion.

For this experiment you will need:

a large cookie sheet
watering can

I put out cookie sheet in the sand box and added the sand.

Put the cookie sheet on an incline and have them slowly pour the water in one spot.

Make sure they do this very slowly.  They will see how rivers form.

They will be able to see how lakes and tributaries are formed also.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Presidents Study: Warren Harding books and crafts

Warren G Harding
by Paul Joseph

Warren G Harding
by Mike Venzia

Warren G Harding loved to play cards.  Playing cards at work!